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Monasticism

  • The Art of the Franciscan Order in Italyby William R. Cook

    BRILL 2006; US$ 199.00

    This volume includes a collection of essays of scholars from several disciplines and focuses on the art produced for the Franciscans in Italy from the 13th to the 15th century. They contain a wide range of subject matter (fresco, panel, stained glass window) and a variety of approaches. more...

  • Asceticismby Vincent L. Wimbush

    Oxford University Press 2002; US$ 64.99

    From meditation and fasting to celibacy and anchoritism, the ascetic impulse has been an enduring and complex phenomenon throughout history. Offering a sweeping view of this elusive and controversial aspect of religious life and culture, this book examines the ascetic impulse. more...

  • Book for the Hour of Recreationby María de San José Salazar; Alison Weber; Amanda Powell; Alison Weber

    University of Chicago Press 2007; US$ 25.00

    María de San José Salazar (1548-1603) took the veil as a Discalced ("barefoot") Carmelite nun in 1571, becoming one of Teresa of Avila's most important collaborators in religious reform and serving as prioress of the Seville and Lisbon convents. Within the parameters of the strict Catholic Reformation in Spain, María fiercely... more...

  • Buddhist Monasticism in East Asiaby James A. Benn; Lori Meeks; James Robson

    Taylor and Francis 2009; US$ 49.95

    Taking into account the diverse religious, historical, social and cultural contexts within which they have existed, this book provides a multifaceted examination of Buddhist monasteries. Written by specialists in the study of monasteries and monastic practice in East Asia, it is a timely contribution on this aspect of Buddhist religious practice. more...

  • Contemplative Prayerby Thomas Merton; Thich Nhat Hanh

    The Doubleday Religious Publishing Group 2009; US$ 11.99

    In this classic text, Thomas Merton offers valuable guidance for prayer. He brings together a wealth of meditative and mystical influences?from John of the Cross to Eastern desert monasticism?to create a spiritual path for today. Most important, he shows how the peace contacted through meditation should not be sought in order to evade the problems... more...

  • Contextualizing Cassianby Richard J. Goodrich

    Oxford University Press, UK 2007; US$ 124.99

    A study of how John Cassian, a fifth-century Gallic author, tried to direct and reshape the development of Western monasticism. Richard J. Goodrich focuses on how Cassian's ascetic treatises were tailored to persuade a wealthy, aristocratic audience to adopt a more stringent, Christ-centred monastic life. - ;Richard J. Goodrich examines the attempt... more...

  • The Courage for Truthby Thomas Merton

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 1993; US$ 8.99

    From 1948 until his death in 1968, Thomas corresponded with writers around the world, sharing with them his concerns about war, violence and repression, racism and injustice, and all forms of human aggression. more...

  • A Cry for Mercyby Henri Nouwen

    The Doubleday Religious Publishing Group 2013; US$ 15.00

    A reissue of one of Henri Nouwen?s most powerful and most personal books: prayers that ?reveal a fearful heart, a cry for mercy, rays of hope, the power of the Spirit, the needs of the world, and finally gratitude.? In his continuing search for a deeper understanding of the spiritual life, Henri Nouwen traveled twice to the Trappist monastery in... more...

  • Dancing in the Water of Lifeby Thomas Merton

    HarperCollins 2009; US$ 14.99

    The sixties were a time of restlessness, inner turmoil, and exuberance for Merton during which he closely followed the careening development of political and social activism ? Martin Luther King, Jr., and the March on Selma, the Catholic Worker Movement, the Vietnam war, and the assassination of John F. Kennedy. Volume 5 chronicles the approach of... more...

  • The Daoist Monastic Manualby Livia Kohn

    Oxford University Press 2004; US$ 98.99

    This title offers a complete annotated translation of the 'Fengdao Keije', accompanied by three introductory chapters that outline the development of Daoist organisations, discuss the date and compilation of the work, and introduce key issues of terminology and world view. more...